Monthly Archives: May 2012

Andaragasaya Field Trip

Posted on by Jaya

We selected this school for a field trip because it is situated in a very rural area where most of the families are farmers. Many of the students have never travelled far from Tissamaharama.

There were 60 people in total on this trip. We took 50 students, a few teachers, and some of the parents. We left early in the morning so we could visit many places.

We arrived at Rawanea Falls at 830 AM. This was a good place for breakfast because the children were surrounded by nature.

After a 30 min break we started into the hill country up to Nuwara Eliya. We arrived at Hakgala Botanical Gardens and the children loved looking at the flowers and bushes. We decided to stay here for our lunch.

Then we set out for a milk factory. Because this is high country it is much colder and there are lots of grassland, which are good for diary farming so we saw lots or european cows.  The children had never seen them before and were very interested to learn how milk is produced.

DPPC/Uduwila – Special Needs Field Trip

Posted on by Jaya

I was very happy that we could organise a trip for our two special needs centres at Debarawewa Presidents Primary College and Uduwila School. We took 30 students from both schools and set up very early in the morning. All the children were wearing colourful clothes and were in a happy mood.

After a few hours we came to Weligama beach to have our breakfast. All the children were playing running, shouting and bathing. It was like allowing the birds to fly in the sky. After one and a half hours we tried to collect them all onto the bus. Some of them were not happy leave the beach and put on their school uniform.

After that we took the new southern highway and went to Dehiwala Zoological Gardens in Colombo. After talking to the officers, we were allowed into the park without paying a ticket.

When the children saw the animals they tried to follow them. Some were trying to make sounds and were walking like the animals. Most of all they were happy to see the anacondas and crocodiles.

In the afternoon we headed back to Tissamaharama. It was a very good day.